International Students - Celebrate Christmas with us!



Please check back with us in September for 2019 locations and dates!



For over 50 years, Christmas International House (CIH) has been a unique program for International college and university students and scholars to experience friendship and hospitality with an American host community during winter break.   Through CIH, International Students are able to travel and explore a new American city, experience what it is like to live in an American home, and develop life-changing friendships with Americans and other International students.


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Churches, nonprofit ministries, and community organizations across America are invited to join us in the ministry of friendship and hospitality to international college and university students around Christmas to New Year's Day.


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Ricardo is an undergraduate international student from China, studying sociology at Illinois Wesleyan University.  He loved his CIH experience in Atlanta so much, he came back for a second year.  Ricardo said:  “Talking to host families…is the most meaningful thing to me because you feel you are part of their family.  And, they take care of you, they show you around the city, I love it so much.”  


 “Money can buy a tourist experience but money cannot buy the host family experience…”

- Ricardo, 2016 & 2017 Atlanta CIH participant



Learn more about CIH by viewing our About and Locations pages.


When you are ready, begin your application to join Christmas International House.




Our locations have limited openings. Don't miss this unique and memorable opportunity!





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